Just How Bad Is Japan’s Radiation Problem?

Gizmodo - As authorities work to avoid a full meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, where a second explosion occurred this morning and where three of four nuclear reactors are now experiencing severe cooling problems, potentially harmful radiation has already been introduced to the surrounding environment. There's still a good deal that's uncertain about how the situation will play out, but here's where things stand now.

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michass82049d ago

Hopefully the cancer rate will not increase in next few years... I am not a fan of this source of energy... it is simply to dangerous...

Speed-Racer2049d ago

Hopefully not as bad as Chernobyl. Cant bare to see another one of those. Nuclear energy has such potential but also is so volatile and dangerous.

Diselage2049d ago (Edited 2049d ago )

Nuclear power should power more of the world. Just not these older models. New power plants don't require cooling that can fail like this hence safer. It saddens me that this will set nuclear power back again while ignorant insist on using more harmful energy sources.

May God be with those who suffer from these disasters though.

INehalemEXI2049d ago

Yeah , these old plants need upgrades ...or just new plants.

jjank112048d ago

The world needs to continue to use and build new nuclear plants. The newest nuclear technology is much safer. The only problem is that it takes time to construct these plants.

Until we reach a point in time that renewable energy sources are cheaper and are more efficient then we have to stick to the so-called "dirty" energy sources. At the end of the day, whatever energy source we use, there will issues